If you’re not familiar with artist Serena Supplee’s work, you might want to make a point to attend October ArtWalk, where Supplee will be the featured artist at two different venues: Gallery Moab at 87 N. Main St. and Moonflower Community Cooperative, 39 E. 100 North.
You can visit those venues and others, like Tom Till Gallery and Moab Made, during ArtWalk on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
At Gallery Moab, Supplee is showing four large oil paintings and five watercolors. The gallery will also have for sale the artist’s poster prints, calendar and book “Grand Canyon Calling,” a collection of Supplee’s paintings and sketches made of the canyon.
“We’re honored to have her, being the famous Colorado Plateau artist that she is,” Gallery Moab manager Peg Harty said.
Supplee is known for her colorful, whimsical paintings of Arches and Canyonlands country, as well as the Grand Canyon.
Moonflower is showing Supplee’s paintings in the shop’s deli, where local artwork is exhibited on a monthly, rotating basis. A permanent piece hangs in the front of the store.
“We love having Serena’s art in the store,” Moonflower community engagement and marketing director Stephanie Hamborsky said. “It adds so much color, imagination and levity.”
Supplee plans to be at Gallery Moab from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and at Moonflower from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Popular local artist Dell Crandell will have a wall of his petroglyph- and pictograph-inspired ironworks at the gallery during ArtWalk.
“He keeps threatening to retire,” Harty said of the artist who is in his early 90s.
Gallery Moab is a co-op with 13 patron members and roughly 20 consignment artists who round out the collection with jewelry, pottery, scarves and metalwork.
Gallery Moab welcomes back Sandi Snead, an oils and pastel artist, to the gallery, and new member, oil painter Nancye Culbreath. Snead recently won the “Award of Excellence” at the Plein Air Escalante Art Festival.
Another artist showing at the gallery is photographer Robert McKendrick, who makes aluminum prints that Harty describes as “very vibrant and very popular.”
Moonflower will be selling $20 prints of Supplee’s work during ArtWalk and at the Red Rock Street Fair, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Moonflower will also have wraps, baked goods, and other snacks for sale.
Visit the Tom Till Gallery, 61 N. Main St., to see “stunning fall foliage” photographs of Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Moab Made, 82 N. Main St., a shop with handcrafted items by local artisans, will also be open.
At some point, you’ll want to head over to the Red Rock Street Fest, at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, which goes from noon to 7 p.m. There will be food vendors, a beer garden, two live music stages and an art market featuring local and regional artists.
There will also be games and other children’s activities. Cali Bulmash will have an interactive display and copy of her new book titled “Hazel Baby and Moose n Bootz and the Tree with Roots!”
Find out what’s happening at the Museum of Moab, which is currently closed for renovations, at its street fest booth.
Be sure to pick up a postcard and map at any of the destinations, visit each one, and get your card punched. Turn it in at your final destination for the chance to win a prize.
Moab’s Serena Supplee featured at two venues during October ArtWalk
What: October ArtWalk and Red Rock Street Fest
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Street Fest runs from noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Various venues around town
Information: 435-259-6272; www.moabmarc.com